Edinburgh International Science Festival

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So, the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival is coming up, a sure fire way to brighten up your Easter holidays with tons of great activities, family events, shows and inter-activeness !!!

The programme is full to bursting with fantastic things to check out and it’s hard to know where to begin ! As I mentioned in an earlier post, the brilliant Me and My Bee is a show definitely worth a look, teaching us all about the humble bumble bee through lots of humour and plenty of participation !

Other recommendations would be :

City Art Centre Day Pass – Every year the City Art Centre is transformed into four floors of interactive science fun ! You can book a day pass and with it get access to three age appropriate workshops for the kids. There are plenty of drop in activities too, and is always more than enough to keep you occupied for a full day. Highly recommended for ages 3+…..daily from 31st March – 14th April

Minibeasts with Jess French – Fancy meeting a foot-long centipede or a spider the size of your dinner plate? Join CBeebies presenter Dr Jess French to do just that! With her unparalleled zeal for insects, Jess dives headfirst into the breathtaking world of invertebrates, exploring everything from bird-eating tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions to metre-long stick insects and bat-eating centipedes.  April 3rd – 3pm

Valentina’s Galaxy –  an intergalactic inspiration for starry-eyed 2-5 year olds and their adults.  Join award-winning theatre company Frozen Charlotte, makers of Paperbelle & Too Many Penguins?, for a fascinating, funny and moving experience inspired by the wondrous adventures of real women in space. Created especially for young audiences, this immersive performance will captivate children and adults alike with a combustible concoction of experiments, rocket launches and stargazing.  April 4th – 8th Summerhall

Eaten– We loved this during the Fringe last year – a very unique, fun and educational show all about the food we eat and our digestive systems !  What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch, but hasn’t chewed his food. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow, meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom!   5th April





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